Florida Hurricane Warning and Watch discontinued


Indian Pass is a small area on the south coast of Gulf County, Florida, 8 miles south of Port Saint Joe.

It promotes itself as an uncrowded haven for sports fisherman and water enthusiasts, and for dining featuring locally-caught oysters.

The Hurricane Warning and the Hurricane Watch have been
discontinued for Indian Pass at 5 am local time Friday morning. The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued west of Indian Pass.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Englewood to Indian Pass
* Flagler/Volusia County line to Duck
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* North of Duck to Sandy Hook
* Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point southward
* Southern Delaware Bay

People elsewhere along the United States northeast coast should
monitor the progress of this system.

For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.

Earlier Friday Hurricane Hermine slammed into Florida making landfall after a mix of rain, winds and surging waves.

The Category 1 storm, which had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph,is the first hurricane to come ashore in the state since Wilma 11 years ago.

It made landfall east of St. Marks in the Big Bend area, a part of the coast where the state’s peninsula meets the Panhandle.

9 feet waves slammed against the coastline. As of shortly after 1 a.m., power was out for 32,000 customers in the city of around 181,000, the local government said on Twitter.

With a hurricane comes the reality of price-gouging for essentials. State Attorney General Pam Bondi activated Florida’s emergency anti-price-gouging regulations, barring retailers from raising prices on gasoline, water, lumber and other necessities.

he system, which started as Tropical Depression 9, also led to hurricane and tropical storm advisories for parts of Georgia and the southeast corner of Alabama.

In Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for 56 counties, including parts of south, central and coastal Georgia. The state Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency warned of heavy rains, flooding, tornadoes and power failures.

After making landfall, Hermine is likely to travel up the coast, forecasters warned — perhaps as far as Boston by Monday. Updated three-day forecasts projected a line of heavy rain — as much as 10 inches — stretching from the Gulf coast of north Florida to south Georgia all the way through to Delaware’s Atlantic coast by Sunday night.